Safe Medicine Disposal Programs
Home-generated Sharps/Needles Disposal
Starting September 1, 2008, it’s against the law to put sharps/needles in the trash. See our Sharps Disposal Flyer for information on proper sharps/needle disposal.
Improper disposal of medications can put chemicals into our natural water ways that are harmful for fish and wildlife. You can help reduce this problem by bringing your medications to a Safe Medicine Disposal drop-off location. For more information on safe medicine disposal, visit the Russian River Water Association’s web site.
The Mendocino County Sheriff has also started a program which allows community members a safe location to dispose of all unwanted and outdated prescription medications: Operation Medicine Cabinet.
Medication can also be taken to the hazmobile.